Bolton is the season opener and is usually pretty busy if the weather behaves
Sunday 07th September @ Driffield
The East Riding of Yorkshire Model Show, hosted by IPMS Bridlington & Wolds at The Showground, Kelleythorpe, Driffield, YO25 9DN. Now in its third year
(with 580 supporting from the start) and due to demand from clubs and traders expanded 'beyond the cow shed', this show has become quickly established. After several false starts construction of a new exhibition hall is now due to start after this years
show which will remove some of the 'rustic' charm but hopefully see improved facilities and venue experience. The awarding of coloured rosettes a la agricultural shows to the class winners (with all models on display automatically entered in the compeition)
is a unique part of the experience.
Sunday 12th October @ Newark
Hosted by a conglomeration of local modelling clubs from the Lincoln and Newark area, some IPMS affiliated and SIGs, Expo 2014 is, as in previous years, held at
in the Grandstand at Southwell Racecourse, Rolleston, near Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0TS. Somewhat uniquely for a show of this size, entry is free and the venue is excellent, being well lit and having good food throughout the day plus beer and a
lounge area. The competition has unusual classes like 'Foreign Forces' and 'Sticks & String' and is usually very well patronised. The organisation can seem a bit chaotic at times (as tables tend not to be allocated resulting in a bit of a free-for-all)
but overall it tends to be an enjoyable experience.
Saturday 08th and Sunday 09th November @ ScaleModelWorld
ScaleModelWorld, hosted by IPMS-UK at the Telford International Centre, Telford, TF3 4JH. The
BIG one! The biggest and best model show in the whole universe! Anybody who is anybody is there as a visitor, exhibitor or trader. A truly multinational model show whose reputation continues to grow globally. We will be attending and exhibiting
in our second year of IPMS affiliation and as usual we will be supporting Greg Drawbaugh of DRAWDecal from Minnesota by driving him around and chaperoning his passage (!) in the UK. We are planning our usual treats including a different set of models
on the table for Sunday (which is often remarked on favourably) and we are planning the presence of quite a few a 'big ones', including a line up of 1/32 F-15 Eagles, a line up of 1/32 Aggressors, a 1/48 B-29 and a 1/144 777-300 (don't sniff its a massive
beast as it occupies the same area as the B-29 and the engine cowls are the same diameter as a 737 fuselage).